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The IIDA Interior Design Competition honors achievement in outstanding interior architecture and design that encourages and uses innovative interior design ideas, techniques, and furnishings. Established in 1974, the IIDA Interior Design Competition has awarded some of the most forward-thinking and innovative interior design projects globally.

Who Should Submit?
Any interior designer or interior architect worldwide may submit their design projects completed within the last two calendar years.

Why Should I Submit?

Enter for the chance to have your work evaluated by world-renowned interior designers and architects like Susan Chang, IIDA, AIA; Dina A. Griffin, IIDA, FAIA, NOMA; and Sarah Kuchar-Parkinson, IIDA, ASID. Projects are judged on excellence in aesthetics, design, creativity, and function as well as the suitability of the design solution to the project challenge and the successful integration of the elements of design.

Winners are invited to and honored at Revel in Design, IIDA’s annual black tie event kicking off NeoCon in Chicago, where the Best of Competition prize is announced. Winners will be featured on IIDA.org, published in Interior Design magazine, and in an official press release distributed to leading industry outlets and media partners.

This competition is open annually December through February—check back in December 2023 for more information about next year’s competition.

To be notified directly when this competition opens, contact IIDA Design Competitions Manager Veronica Whitaker at competitions@iida.org.

2023 Best of Competition

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For questions and more information regarding IIDA Design Awards and Competitions, please contact competitions@iida.org.